Jan 25, 2005

The Religious Right in W's America and the Religious Left in the Kiaser's Germany
'Their support of German imperialism led Barth to believe that something must be terribly wrong with their theology, if it could be so quickly compromised in the face of the ideology of war. Disillusioned by his teacher's conduct, Barth concluded that he could no longer "accept their ethics and dogmatics, their biblical exegesis, their interpretation of history." For him, the entire liberal theology of the nineteenth century had no future, and he turned his considerable but hitherto hidden theological talent towards its demolition.'